Monday, February 28, 2011

picture frame

My kids are sick.  Like way sick.  The littlest started throwing up on Thursday.  Lovely.  The bigs thought it looked like fun and joined in at 3:00am on Sunday.  Even lovelier!  All 3 of them are still sick.  So in between my laundry doing and carpet scrubbing I decided to do a little something for myself.  For my sanity. 

It all started with this little beauty I picked up at Goodwill.

Here it is after I took out the painting.  Love the chunkiness- about the only place chunky is a good thing. But it was looking kinda boring sitting there empty.  It needed a little something in the center.  But since I have RDD (ReDecorating Disorder) I wanted to be able to change out the decorations.  Enter clothespins.  Decorative clothespins. 

Here are the steps to make them (I know I spelled attach wrong.  The photo editor I used doesn't have spell check. I need to take remedial spelling.)

then I took my trusty stapler and attached ribbon to the frame

Now I can change out the artwork easily.

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  1. I love this! I tend to look at the artwork but this post will have me looking at frames. Stopping by from Embellishing Life.

  2. What a cute idea!! I am visiting from Today's Creative Blog AND I am a new follower!
    Have a great day!

  3. That is such a cute idea. I have been meaning to go to Goodwill and see what I can find. This makes me want to go more now.

  4. This turned out great.

  5. This is a very cute idea! I never thought about looking at old pictures at goodwill for their frames..guess I will now! Good looking out!! Adorable family photo you hung in there too!

  6. Neat idea!!

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  7. That is such a simple fun idea! I just did something similar with clipboards- but I like your ornate frame better. Found you at Delightful Order!

  8. That is so cute. What a great idea. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party tomorrow.
    More The Merrier Monday.

  9. I had no idea that our dis-order had a name--RDD--finally a name to my syndrome--LOL--I also have hurried womans syndrome--but then again what woman with children doesn't. I love the idea--how fun to change out the art--guess i will have to find a wall to incorportate that idea into


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